Well, someone mentioned that Michell is getting more comfortable in front of the camera, so I asked her if she wanted to do her own video, and she replied to the affirmative. Actually, it’s common knowledge that Filipinos tend to be pretty comfortable in front of any camera. (Bit of an understatement, that.) We were shooting a comedy video surreptitiously on the boulevard the other day – I was holding the camera down by my side and shooting candid footage. Despite these measures, 9 out of the 10 Filipinos that we secretly tried to video actually noted the camera – it’s like a sixth sense with them….
So, we are doing an “Ask Michell” video. We put it up last night, and my better half thought that no one would be interested in asking questions. Today – and with boatload of comment/questions already posted – she seems to be a bit intimidated by all the work that she will have to do. There was actually one guy in the comment section who took a shine to answering most of the questions that other subscribers were putting up for Michell. A bit of a hijack there, but it’s all good. I am sure that Michell will be able to come up with a number of answers on her own. I just told her that I will probably have her do the video by herself, that way she can list out all the replies to the most asked question: What’s the most difficult thing about living with an American. Heck, we’ll probably have to break that down into a multi-part video series. 🙂
I went to the hospital today, forgetting that it’s a national holiday (The Day of Heroes.) Needless to say, the doctors were out of stock, so I will have to go back tomorrow. I am dealing with a rather nasty staph infection in my right armpit. Yep – boils. It started with one a month ago but it went away with a 7 day course of Cephalaxin. About five days ago, it returned with a vengeance and I now have six of the little bastads growing in there. One was painful enough – I can’t imagine how six are going to feel. Last night I did the hot compress with sea salt thing then slept overnight with castor oil-soaked cotton balls taped to the area. Waking up this morning, I again put hot compresses on it. I am also taking Cephalaxin again (on the fourth day now), and so far, they haven’t turned into giant freaks of painfulness. I will repeat the sea salt/castor oil thing today and keep my fingers crossed. Safe to say I can now appreciated plagues of boils being cursed upon people in the Bible. It’s pretty bad.
I also realized today that I pretty much spend my time around the house in my boxer shorts. It’s a bit hot and humid here in the Philippines, and loose undies and a wifebeater (tank top) are about as heavy as I go when I am home. I have a rather colorful collection of boxers, so it’s not like I am lacking for style or anything. Of course, it’s a pain in the butt when visitors come over, but I soon think I might be at a state of mind where I am not even going to care about that.
Well, gotta have dinner. Michell cooked up pinakbet (with chicken and NO shrimp paste), and it’s time to sit down and have a pleasant supper. After that, we’ll probably hop onto the PS3 and save Pandora from the evil machinations of Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2. We’re level 23 now – I’m a Soldier and she’s a Mechromancer.
We sooooo bad!
Take care, ya’ll.